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BENSMILLER WINS 39TH STOMPEDE

Kurt Bensmiller’s 2016 Stompede beginning at Evergreen Park wasn’t so great . . . but what a finish! During practice earlier in the week Bensmiller was tossed from his wagon. He was OK, but the wagon took a bit of a beating. Sunday that rough start to the week in Grande Prairie was forgotten after […]

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39TH STOMPEDE DEEMED SUCCESS DESPITE RAIN

By LOGAN CLOW Daily Herald-Tribune Another stompin’ success. That’s how the 2016 Grande Prairie Stompede organizing committee is dubbing the 39th annual Stompede, which ran May 25-29 at Evergreen Park. “I believe attendance was on par with last year. It might have been down a little bit, but the weather didn’t keep us Grande Prairians […]

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DORCHESTER TOP CHUCKS LIST HEADING INTO FINAL DAY

  Troy Dorchester, Kelly Sutherland, Kurt Bensmiller or John Walters are all happy they they made it to the Dash For Cash on the final night of the 39th annual Grande Prairie Stompede. At about 9:30 p.m. tonight one of them will be REAL happy. the first leg of the Sierra Cup series presented by […]

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GLASS BACK ON TOP AT STOMPEDE

   Jason Glass is back in the lead at the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede.   Glass rolled to the night’s second fastest time (1:16.89) to grab the No. 1 spot from Troy Dorchester, who had the 20th fastest time during the third night of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association competition.   Despite Dorchester’s 1:18.79 clocking […]

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DORCHESTER TAKES THE LEAD

Rick Fraser’s track record of 1:13.58 is safe, but early in the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede Westerose’s Troy Dorchester is acting like he wants to break the mark set in 2011. Dorchester, grandson of famed chuckwagon driver Tommy Dorchester, steamed around the Evergreen Park oval in 1:15.73 on Thursday night and has taken over the […]

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GLASS LEADS WAY IN CHUCKS

Jason Glass of High River has started the World Professional Chuckwagon Association season off in a good way. Glass, who finished seventh in the WPCA standings last year, had the fastest time on the opening night of the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede. He toured the oval in 1:16.36 in what turned out to be a […]

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SUTHERLAND WANTS TO KEEP GOING

By LOGAN CLOW Daily Herald-Tribune In Kelly Sutherland’s eyes, chuckwagon racing is a disease that just won’t seem to go away. On the heels of his 49th season on the World Professional Chuckwagon Association circuit, which kicks off Wednesday at the Grande Prairie Stompede, the 64-year-old – a 12-time world champion – admits he has […]

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CHUCKS!

By LOGAN CLOW Daily Herald-Tribune This year’s Grande Prairie Stompede – May 25-29 at Evergreen Park – may have a star-studded country music line-up in the beer gardens. But the main act will be found on the Gordon Badger Stadium track with the Stompede being the first stop on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s Wrangler […]

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KIDS STOMPEDE FOCUS IN 2016

By LOGAN CLOW Daily Herald-Tribune   One of northern Alberta’s premier summer events – the Grande Prairie Stompede – is set to make its return to Evergreen Park May 25-29. Stompede president Terri Sudnik said this year’s event has taken a different approach. “We have a different aspect (of the Stompede) when it comes to […]

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MIRANDA TREMBLAY NAMED STOMPEDE QUEEN

  By ADAM TREMBLAY Daily Herald-Tribune   Maranda Erickson has been crowned Stompede Queen for 2016. The 21-year-old from Wembley was presented with her crown during the Bust Out Event held Tuesday at the Revolution Place parking lot. This is the third time Erickson has competed for the title of Miss Grande Prairie Stompede. When […]

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